This eyeshadow is a new product from L'Oreal. When I first spotted it at Target, I was instantly intrigued by the huge sponge tip applicator and decided to pick one up to try.
I think it's great that the shadow comes prearranged with 3 complimenting crease, base and highlight shades and are designed for different colors of eyes. They have a natural color and a fun color for brown, green, and blue eyes, plus two more for all eyes.
The one I picked up is 809 Natural for Brown Eyes. The highlight shade is a light taupe color, the base color is a light grayish brown, and the crease color a darker brown. All of them have shimmers. The colors are not extremely pigmented, but together they create a nice gradient on my eyelid, and are perfect for a day time office appropriate look. I do wish that the shadows are a little bit less shimmery and frosty though.
To use, you grab the sponge tip applicator and sweep it across the pan vertically, then sweep across your eyelid. The curved-in part of the applicator is always picking up the darkest shade on the right, which will then go closest to your lash line. So one sweep, and you get liner/crease shade, all over shadow and highlight shades in one step. The concept is really cool, and even though I thought it was a little gimmicky, it actually worked surprisingly well for my eye shape! The sponge tip applicator is soft picks up a lot of shadow in one go.
This shadow is great for someone who might be new to makeup but wanted something with more dimension than a single sweep of shadow. This shadow is also a great one to bring on travel because it's quick, easy and fool proof.
I got mine at Target for $8.99 + tax. However since it is a drugstore product, I am surethere will be a BOGO free or 50% sale at CVS in the future.
The pigmentation is lacking, but the shades I picked up is one of the lightest among the group. Some others seem to have fun vibrant colors and I would love to pick more up to try when there is a sale.
Have you tried this shadow? Do you often pick up a new product because you were curious about its special packaging or features?